Articles Posted in the " Supply Chain " Category

  • Part 3 of the “Internet of Things”

    Part 3 of the Internet of Things series. “Following on from his first and second articles Steve Brady is continuing his topic of the internet of things. In this third part he explains how the data can be shared and...


  • Part 1 of my Internet of Things series

    I am starting a series over at Eye For Transport, talking about the ‘Internet of Things.”  I am taking a different tack in approaching this topic.  I see the internet of things as not just connecting, but Please, take a minute,...


  • Google Glass and Supply Chain Management

    I am pleased to share my first article posted on my new column with Eye For Transport. I will be writing regularly on innovations and technology in the supply chain. I decided to lead off with an article about Google...


  • Support our Effort to Change Supply Chain Education

    Support our Effort to Change Supply Chain Education

    Thanks to a program sponsored by Chase and LivingSocial called Mission: Small Business℠, your support could translate into a $250,000 grant. But we need at least 250 votes at missionsmallbusiness.com to qualify. To vote for our business: 1. Go to...


  • Digital Textbooks the Apple Way–the “right” way?

    Digital Textbooks the Apple Way–the “right” way?

    I have many thoughts on digital textbooks, and you have all had an opportunity to read them here.   Apple has made their “big move” and I am both pleased to see digital moving forward, and also a bit concerned...


  • Have YOU had an interesting online shopping experience?

    Have YOU had an interesting online shopping experience?

    Like so many this holiday season I have been doing most of my gift shopping online. I have had a few interesting experiences, mostly dealing with the shipping aspect of the order. I will be writing about mine soon, but...


  • UPS reports a 5 y.o. called to “Return to Sender” #FAIL

    UPS reports a 5 y.o. called to “Return to Sender” #FAIL

    My brother shared with me a very humorous story, about UPS apparently confabulating a story about his son (5 y.o. at the time) apparently calling UPS to tell them to return a shipment to sender. My brother writes: A birthday...


  • Achieving the Perfect Order isn’t Just for Santa Claus

    Achieving the Perfect Order isn’t Just for Santa Claus

    My friends Joe Tillman and Kate Vitasek have written a <A HREF=”http://www.dcvelocity.com/articles/20091201order_fulfillment_perfection/”> very timely article</A> discussing the “perfect order.” What they point out is that, while service providers may have “perfect order fulfillment” as their goal, you won’t get there...


  • New/Social Media in Business Education

    New/Social Media
 in Business Education

    I gave a presentation last month to the Advisory Board here on campus for our Business School.  I thought I would share the presentation and also the talk as recorded that morning. I welcome any thoughts you might have on...


  • Weak Dollar Good? How is that possible?

    Weak Dollar Good? How is that possible?

    For those not practicing the fine art of Ostrich-ing (hiding your head in the sand), you will note that the dollar is performing poorly against most (all?) international currencies at this time. Of course, the media is reporting this as...